Illegitimacy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌɪləˈdʒɪtəməsi|  American pronunciation of the word illegitimacy
Brit.  |ɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪməsi|  British pronunciation of the word illegitimacy

noun

- the status of being born to parents who were not married (syn: bastardy)
- unlawfulness by virtue of not being authorized by or in accordance with law

Examples

...she had learned of her illegitimacy while rummaging through old family records in the attic...

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